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Pope Francis on Saturday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Year of consecrated life comes after 11,000 leave religious life

Pope Francis said he knows this is "a difficult phase for the Church" in Austria (PA)

Pope Francis has said that the Church isn’t about management but mission

The Leonine Reading Room of the Vatican Library (CNS)

Scholars study recently discovered documents chronicling effort to suppress the faith

Pope Francis at vespers on Saturday (Photo: CNS)

The Pope says unity will come through ‘walking together’, not as a miracle

Pope Francis gestures during yesterday's Angelus address (CNS)

Pope prays for protesters killed during clashes in Kiev in his Angelus address

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with French President Francois Hollande during a private audience at the Vatican  (CNS)

Pope Francis and President François Hollande spoke today for 35 minutes

Rabbi Skorka (Photo: PA)

The rabbi told reporters that Francis would be able to resist the pressure of different factions

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi and Bishop Charles Scicluna in Geneva today (AP)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi says Vatican policies aim to eliminate abuse

Archbishop Bassetti says he couldn't believe that the Pope named him a cardinal  (CNS)

Archbishop Gualtiero Bassetti was told by a parishioner that he was to be made a cardinal

John Kerry is the first Catholic US Secretary of State since Edmund Muskie (AP)

US secretary of state discusses issues including the Middle East and Obama’s healthcare reforms